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A-Zal’s latest single ‘Lonely Town’ draws audiences into his New York-inspired musical journey.

New York N.Y. – Fresh from the incredible success of his debut hit, Movie Script, which reached #51 on the iHeartMedia’s Mediabase Activator Chart, A-Zal, the New York-based pop sensation, released his heartfelt new single titled Lonely Town.

A-Zal’s latest single ‘Lonely Town’ draws the audience to the pop singer’s real story.

This release is not only a musical offering but a profound tribute to New York City and a reflection of A-Zal’s personal journey as an emerging artist. A-Zal’s path has been nothing short of remarkable, from busking for tips in New York’s subway stations to collaborating with industry giants like Marvel Studios and making a mark on US radio charts.

In the lyrics of Lonely Town, the city becomes a symbolic companion, walking alongside A-Zal throughout the highs and lows of his artistic journey. The song beautifully encapsulates the emotional rollercoaster of his pursuit, from moments of homelessness to finding solace in the bustling streets of New York.

A-Zal’s directorial talent also shines through in the music video, where he employs a narrative style to complement the song’s storytelling. His debut single’s music video garnered over 130k views on YouTube in just one month, showcasing his multifaceted creative abilities.

Speaking about the track, A-Zal explains, “Lonely Town is a song born during my early days in New York, when my livelihood depended on tips from subway performances. I moved to the USA in 2018 to chase my musical dreams, and the city’s streets and subways became my new home. Amidst the glamour, I felt a profound sense of loneliness while walking its bustling streets with empty pockets. Ultimately, New York City became my anchor, my inspiration, and my true home. This song is my heartfelt tribute to the city that gave me everything.”

Los Angeles Life and Style‘s Margie Anne Clark caught up with A-Zal about the release of his new single, Lonely Town.

MC: What inspired you to write Lonely Town?

A-Zal: All my songs have something to do directly with me and my life. I want my listeners to know me through my songs. So, its my journey that inspires me to write and create music. When I embarked on creating my album, it was crystal clear that I needed to draw inspiration from my personal experiences and weave them into my songs. I really had to tell my story about how I actually got to this magical city and how I started a new life in New York 5 years ago. It captures my life as a New York subway musician and the grind I had to go through before I bagged my first Hollywood project.

MC:  What is your favorite aspect of working in the music industry?

A-Zal: The best part about working in the music industry is you get to live your dream every single day. I start my day with music and I end it with music too. There is nothing more I could ask. The even better part is every Sunday evening, I’m not sulking about going to work the next day. I literally wait for my week to start. I consciously take time off during the weekend to balance out my personal life and also avoid creative fatigue. But, Monday mornings are the most exciting for me!

MC: How many instruments do you play and what is your favorite?

A-Zal: Over the years, I learnt how to play a ton of instruments – guitar, piano, ukulele, drums, mandolin etc. But, my favorite is the guitar and the piano. I do most of my compositions on these.

MC: Who are some of the artists that inspired you to become a singer/songwriter?

A-Zal: The biggest music influence in my life has to be Ed Sheeran. It is because of his song Perfect that I got inspired to write my own music. What inspires me the most about Ed Sheeran songs is the simplicity and honesty in his songwriting and lyrics. They directly pierce my heart and I feel there is no adulteration or ornamentation in crafting the lyrics to impress the audience. They are insanely raw and true. It inspires me to be a true musician and not fake anything about me in anyway to get new fans or impress my existing fans. Apart from Ed Sheeran, I absolutely love Dua Lipa’s songwriting and production. She is one artist I’d love to collaborate with. 

MC: Do you have any messages that you would like to share with your fans?

A-Zal: I just want to tell them that they may have not heard too many stories like mine. I came to this country to win their hearts. I’d also like to thank them for showering their love on my music. 

After Ms. Marvel and Loki, composer, pop singer A-ZAL unveils new summer pop single, “Movie Script” set to be released August 11, 2023.

NEW YORK – A-Zal, the emerging popstar from New York, is ready to captivate audiences worldwide with his latest release, “Movie Script.” This sensational single, packed with a funky vibe and pop-infused melodies, is bound to hook listeners from the very first play. Scheduled for release on August 11, 2023, “Movie Script” is poised to become this summer’s anthem, destined to be on repeat for fans. A-Zal’s infectious melodies and relatable lyrics make it impossible not to groove and sing along to this unforgettable track.

In “Movie Script,” A-Zal’s musical brilliance shines through, showcasing his unique style and talent. With infectious rhythms, catchy hooks, and top-notch production, the song demonstrates his ability to craft music that transcends genres and leaves a lasting impact on listeners.

A-Zal brings a fresh and unique perspective to his music. Affectionately referred to as the “American Ed Sheeran” by his fans, A-Zal has a talent for creating heartfelt and resonant melodies. His soundtracks have graced popular television series Ms. Marvel, which was not only famous in the US but gained admiration worldwide. His compositions have also been featured in Loki, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Twilight Zone, as well as Netflix films like Resort to Love. He has collaborated with major studios and networks like Marvel Studios, CBS Network, Netflix, and Viacom18.

“Movie Script” further cements his reputation as an artist who flawlessly blends pop sensibilities with soulful elements, creating a sound that’s both contemporary and timeless. Listeners can look forward to accessing “Movie Script” on all major digital streaming platforms, ensuring that fans can enjoy the song anytime and anywhere. 

Mark your calendars and get ready to experience A-Zal’s latest musical masterpiece. For more updates on A-Zal and the release of “Movie Script,” be sure to visit his official website and follow him on social media channels –  Instagram Facebook YouTube TikTok 

About A-Zal

A-Zal, also known as Atif Afzal, is a New York-based pop singer known for his soulful voice and impactful songwriting. With a childhood immersed in British pop culture in London, A-Zal brings a fresh and unique perspective to his music. He has collaborated with major studios and networks such as Marvel Studios, CBS Network, Netflix, and Viacom18.

A-Zal’s fans affectionately refer to him as the “American Ed Sheeran” due to his ability to create heartfelt and resonant melodies. His compositions have graced popular television series like Ms. Marvel, Loki, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Twilight Zone, as well as Netflix films such as Resort to Love.

Growing up in London and receiving training from a Royal College of Music alumnus, A-Zal’s musical journey took flight after pursuing a career in engineering and working at KPMG. Since his debut in 2013, he has composed scores and soundtracks for a range of international films, including Gift, Then a Hero Comes Along and The Alternative. A-Zal’s previous music has been released by prominent labels such as Universal Music Group and BMG.

Recognized for his talent as both a composer and singer, A-Zal has enchanted audiences with his vocals in various songs. His music transcends borders, captivating listeners with its universal appeal.

A-Zal continues to push artistic boundaries, captivating fans worldwide with his evocative melodies and storytelling. His music resonates deeply, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of his audience. A-Zal is an extraordinary artist, poised to make a lasting impact on the pop music scene. 

Ms. Marvel features A-Zal’s soulful soundtracks.

Los Angeles, Calif. – After the success of LokiNCIS: Los Angeles and The Twilight Zone, A-Zal has recently composed two soundtracks for another American television series called Ms. Marvel. The show streams on Disney+ and is about Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-origin American teenage girl getting superpowers.

A-Zal’s soundtracks have added a powerful undertone to the scenes featuring the protagonist. Talking about his experience, A-Zal said, “It is always exciting to work with Marvel Studios, the team is one of the best teams to work with. After Loki’s success, I had a feeling Marvel will rope me in for their future projects and it just keeps getting better and bigger with every project.”

A-Zal’s continuous work with giants such as Marvel, Netflix and CBS Network only stands testimony to the fact that he has surely emerged as a successful composer and singer in Hollywood.

Ms. Marvel has gained appreciation for its South Asian representation on American television with the majority of the cast from India and Pakistan including prominent celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar and Fawad Khan.

The show premiered on June 8, 2022, and will consist of six episodes, concluding on July 13.

In a parallel word, A-Zal released his first cover song last month, Perfect, which was originally written by Ed Sheeran. A-Zal worked with an ace audio production team that previously worked with Justin Bieber and David Guetta. “I am a huge fan of Ed! The song itself is so perfectly pitched for my voice that I had to not only pick this song, but also had to attach my soul to it. I produced a track with a blend of acapella and singer-songwriter style production, and oh boy, I love it!“ expressed A-Zal. He released a music video for the song as well.

A-Zal is all set to drop his debut single in August this year from his solo pop album, 17&11 Nights. 

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Singer-songwriter A-Zal hits a home run with Marvel Studios, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Music Notes – Los Angeles Life and Style

Los Angeles, Calif. – New York based singer-songwriter A-Zal (aka Atif Afzal) has stepped up his game by bagging a remarkable project each with Marvel Studios, Netflix and Amazon Prime in a single year. Known for his work in the series’ NCIS: Los Angeles and The Twilight Zone, A-Zal’s track was featured in another American television series, Loki. Loki needs no introduction as the season 1, started airing in June 2021, was produced by Marvel Studios and is currently streaming on Disney+. Tom Hiddleston-starrer series is based on the Marvel comics featuring the character of the same name.

In addition to Loki, in his other project, he has sung and produced a song To Pu Dance for the Netflix motion picture film, Resort to Love. Starring Christina Milian with Jay Pharoah and Sinqua Walls, this pop song-filled rom-com is produced by Grammy winner Alicia Keys and will be released on July 29 this year. Putting another feather in the cap is the release of his feature film, Black Bud, on Prime Video – Amazon.

A-Zal has composed three songs and original score of this thriller-drama film releasedonly in the USA and the UK. Talking about his experience on three successive endeavors, A-Zal said, “As an artist, this is quite a bit of an achievement for me.

“I am exuberant my music is featured across feature films, television series, over-the-top content and streaming platforms leaving no stone unturned in my efforts to connect to the global audience. I have a dream to be loved by the world for my voice, and I am glad I am inching closer towards fulfilling that dream of mine.” With this roaring success and the ceaseless passion for music, Atif is currently working on a solo pop album, 17&11 Nights.

A single of the album – I’m Looking Through You – is slated to be released in September this year. This pop album would be Atif’s second album after his solo world music album Celebration! released by BMG, one of the popular record labels around the world, in March 2020.

To say that Atif has worked his magic in the East and the West would be an understatement. Using his versatility and immense knowledge of music styles, Atif has bowled over, both, veteran and independent filmmakers in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and Australia. “That’s just the first half of the story,” he concludes, “The best is yet to come.”

Music Notes – LA Life and Style